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File #: 2021-3246    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 10/14/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Commission District(s): All Acceptance of $242,634 in Consolidated Appropriations Act Funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission for the Provision of Home Delivered Meals to DeKalb Seniors during the Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic- At No Cost to the County
Attachments: 1. Contract #AG2237 CAA Funds for Home Delivered Meals for Seniors Oct.21

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Human Services

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): All
Acceptance of $242,634 in Consolidated Appropriations Act Funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission for the Provision of Home Delivered Meals to DeKalb Seniors during the Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic- At No Cost to the County
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Information Contact: Damon Scott, Director, Human Services Department
Phone Number: (404) 687-2385

PURPOSE:
To consider accepting grant funds in the amount of $242,634 from the Atlanta Regional Commission for home delivered meals for DeKalb seniors and to appropriate the funds to the grant fund.

NEED/IMPACT:
In December 2020, the 116th United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) to further address the economic impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. These funds were passed down from the State of Georgia to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), which then identified CAA funds to distribute to all its designated County Based Agencies (CBAs). The DeKalb Human Services Department's Office of Aging is the designated CBA for DeKalb County- responsible for the provision of congregate meals, home delivered meals, in-home services (personal care, respite, and homemaker) and transportation to seniors living in DeKalb County.

In October 2021, the County received notification of the award of Consolidated Appropriations Act funds in the amount of $242,634 from the Atlanta Regional Commission. These funds are designed to provide home delivered meals to seniors who are on the Wait List (not currently receiving services). The Human Services Department will have until June 30, 2022 to utilized these funds and it is estimated that one hundred and ninety (190) seniors will be served.

FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund- as this grant award comes from the Atlanta Regional Commission's CAA funds and does not require a ma...

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